Black & White

by Lucas

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The debut album from the Columbus based artist Lucas Harris. Many of the tracks, such as Something That the Cat Dragged out and Sly Business, were songs that didn't quite fit the sound of his rock band at the time. Black & White strives for an electronic, yet raw rock sound. Most of the subject matter concerns the life of a melancholy College isolation period.

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released May 4, 2010

All of the songs were written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Lucas Harris. Artwork was done by Zachary Harris. Special thanks to R. Stevens Harris, Daron DiSabato, Mike Stokes, Josiah DePasso, Jake Lasely, Randall Harris, and Cilla Harris.

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Track Name: Listen Well Now
A long long time in the city gets him thinking maybe he's not as good as he thought, anymore
Just walking, minds his business, but somebody's thinkin' different
She's a tall blond who thinks she's the boss, and she says,

Listen well now
you're gonna do what I say boy
yeah, you get down
don't you know what you are to me dear

yeah, get down
don't mess around with me now

So alone and she's just so pretty
So alone and she's just so pretty

but, he makes up his mind and runs for his life as fast as he'd ever run
not even surprised she looks in his eyes and screams at the top of her lungs

don't forget now
you're gonna do what I say boy
yeah, you get down
don't you know what you are to me dear

Get down
don't mess around with me now
Track Name: Something that the Cat Dragged Out
Ride into the sunlight
I never wanna see you again
ever again

you're too much to look at
together walkin' hand and hand
never again

cause nobody knows where you've been
and nobody knows who you are
and nobody cares what you think
no more

piled up in the backseat
you're stinkin' up the whole ford
oh lord

just listen to yourself
you're livin' in your own world
full of raspberry swirls

and no one approves of your life
and how you've been spending your time
how did you stray out of line?
oh no

and how could you be so absent and narrowly minded?
A joke of all I ever thought inspired our free world
something that the cat dragged out

alive and breathing she's here
I feel when she's near and she is
I feel all her prayers in my skin
oh no

How could you be so absent and narrowly minded?
a joke of all I ever thought inspired our free world
something that the cat dragged out
alive
Track Name: Black & White
It's what keeps me from you
When all I can do is try

but the answers I get
are colors so deep and bright

I won't say goodbye
All I want is black & white

It's when no one can lose
when no one can choose but time
it's when nothing is wrong
nothing at all but lies

I won't say goodby
All I want is black & white
I want you tonight
and all I want is black & white
Track Name: Sly Business
It's great to finally meet you
the man
the one our lives depend on

I can't believe this moment
is here
I can't believe my eyes

I wanna be a big star up on the screen
I wanna see their faces light up and scream
I wanna hear our names like their heavenly
and live my life in disbelief

and where I go it's sly business
and fair don't role with what he says

but I could never naysay
the man
for him I gave my life away

just to be a big star up on the screen
just to see their faces light up and scream
just to hear our names like their heavenly
and live my life in disbelief
Track Name: Ground, Making Her Realize
He talks her to sleep
She stares at his cheek
in her house
she is thinking
all about him

he parks in the street
and stares at his feet
in his doubt
he is drinking
all over her

funny how he loves her well whenever she's around
and she don't know how much it hurts until she hits the ground, making her realize

Who'd wanna break a heart like hers?
Track Name: Livin' Down
Livin' down the world I'm in
hopin' I can tell a friend
close my eyes and get to sleep
tell a lie repress the heat

why should I come in this house?
why should I keep to myself?
Son is bad
Earth is good
I'll admit what no one would
Track Name: Bamboo Shojii Screen
You've gained some weight
you learned how to save
gettin' new thoughts each day
but you don't know how to reach

you love to smoke
your girl is a joke
you paint with a pencil now
and it so totally works

Don't count on the jerk

and just paint your picture somewhere else
and display it on a bamboo shojii screen

you never lie
your friends are all dry
suckin' all you've got
with their soul weeping requests

You're always so clean
you work like a fiend
letting your anger take you
where nobody would dare

So just paint your picture somewhere else
and display it on a bamboo shojii screen
Track Name: Brave Son of Mine
Brave Son of Mine
Bored with the concept of life
Looking for nothing you'll find
Take with you decades of time
Follow my footsteps so high
Eager for action outside
comin from nothing but wine
Track Name: Do Me a Favor, Could You...
Promise that you won't ever leave me for some well dressed foreign guy
and list the reasons why you love him
and promise me that you will be the one who takes it up a notch tonight
you can't resist my smile,
you love me
together we could start a fire

it's all the time
and I'll always stand in line
Track Name: Why You Glad?
It's always the same livin' in the rain
your whole life is grey
and so down

songs that you play full of harmony
and a melody
so proud

why you glad when you don't have anything to be glad about?

party at nine on lane avenue
and you want the truth
but you don't

all that you ask is some love for you
and please, tea for two
but you won't

so why you glad when you don't have anything to be glad about?

You'll never know why I'm not on time